Hi all, I've been a long time viewer and a first time poster. As I read these posts I find myself wondering "who is the F1? At first I thought for sure it was Chantal. The chemistry between them, they enjoy similar experiences, the penetrating eye contact and their kisses. How could it not be her but then I couldn't understand why everyone couldn't see it. I realized I wanted her to be the F1 as we all relate to one of them. So I thought more about Emily and tried to be open minded. She's beautiful, sensitive, graceful and classy. Who wouldn't want her as F1. I just didn't see it on screen but here's where MF comes in and of course he's masterful edits. Brad does say all the right things about EM. I want to spend every second with her, she's the most beautiful woman, kissing her is different. It's all there - no emotion, no drama, beauty, sweetness all of it - like a package deal. But something is missing??? I think what's missing is emotion, feelings and love. I think he does have strong feelings for EM but I think he loves Chantal. Here's what I keep going back to.
1. If Anguila is where love unfolds supposedly with EM, why would he ask Chantal if her feelings changed? At the end of that with Brad's voice over you can hear Chantal ask "is that weird" Brad replies, "no, it's not weird"
2. If he's in love with EM, he's had 2 opportunities where Chantal asked him to send her home and he DIDN'T. Why would he not do that if he didn't love her. Remember Andy/Tessa she did the same thing and he didn't send her home either. If Brad is such a good guy this would have been his exit
3. I don't think EM has even reached the point of love with Brad yet but she's trying and she may have started in Anguila but there's little time left
I think what happened in Anguila is that Brad fell in love not with "EM" but with Chantal. Michelle is right when she said on Ellen, his feelings/his kiss changed there she of course said it was Emily. Brad hurt Chantal that deeply and I think he was trying to do what he can to not do that by cancelling the cocktail party and limiting the pain. Of course he couldn't say any of that.
Anyway I hope that Brad is genuine, sincere and honest if not for himself but for either Chantal or Emily.